Friday, February 27, 2009

Sadness and Gladness

Seems as though the days get away from me lately.

Today is a very sad day for me. My oldest son, Kenneth Marc, died on this date in 1999. He was a handsome younger man for sure.  His photo on the left. There are not many days in the past 10 years I have not thought of him in some way.  I can still hear him talking to me about cetain things in his life. I know he is no longer in pain and this is what matters the most to me.!! I love you and miss you Son.

I plan to get some sewing done today. There are many quilts calling my name to be finished. Hopefuly life won't get in the way as it so often does.
We all know about the best laid plans never happen.

Later today, hopefully I will up load a couple of pictures of 2 older items given to me. I was shocked she said take them.  No, they are not worth mega dolllars. but they do have a sence of history.  One is a quilt, and the other is a quilt top. Check back later to see them.

Till next time..............

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

You may want to help

With the news of the deadly fires in Australia there is beginning a small call for quilt blocks.
the link below will take you to the blogger who is doing this.. She lives in Austraila, so knows more than we in the USA do about what is needed at this time. Also, if you don't want to do this, you might want to make a small donation through the Red Cross. I know we all have tightened our belts due to the money mess around the world. Just give this some thought.. We all can make one block!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Remembering My Mom!!

This is a day for me to remember my mother. Though she is gone, I will never forget her and all her words of wisdom over the years. She was a strong willed woman who became a widow at the age of  30!! And with 7 children to boot. There were good times and there were some bad times for us but through it all she never failed to let us know she deeply loved us. Oh, maybe not through words but by the things she did for each of us. She made so many sacrifices for each child. Too many to list or even rember them all.
Seems we have a way of  going back in our mind and remembering the bad stuff in our lives, yet not the good things. Each time I think of MOM my heart gets happy as she was the best mother in the world. Our house was always full of school friends. Seems she had a way with people in general. 
So to you MOM I just want you to know, I thank you for all the times you put up with me !! It had to be hard for sure. And for all the words of wisdom you have left with me. I try to pass them on to my own, not sure how that is working for them.  And I may never know. 

Till next time..

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ground Hog Day!!!

Hard to believe we are in Febuary already!!!  Have you ever really thought about the Ground Hog Day hoopla? Seems weird when you think about it. The saying goes, " Seeing his shadow--6 more weeks of bad weather - no Shadow - 6 more weeks till good weather."  So if you look on your calendar, it is 6 weeks till  start of spring season. 

The Fat Quarter sale at Marti's was a huge success. And would have been better if she had more room. I just know how many women were in this small store at once!! Like a bunch of bee's swarming. All in all it was a good day for her.. And for such a short sale time.. 3 hours.!!!!

I plan to sew some today on the Christmas Quilt. Needed some more lights. Now to get them cut.
It will be a fun quilt once it is done. Hope to have it done and delivered by March. All depends on how life goes.. As we all know !!!

Till next time......